“Never let the audience know how it’s gonna come out. Get them on your time….Hit ‘em, knock 'em over, with an attitude, with a word, with a look. Be surprising. Figure out a way to do it that has never been done before….Damn, damn, damn, damn! When it’s right, it’s right. You can feel it in your bones. Then you feel whole. Then you feel good.”
- Marlon Brando, on his performance (Listen To Me Marlon)
“It was pre-60s, people were looking for rebellion and I happened to be at the right place at the right time in the right state of mind. In the sense it was my own story: rebelling for the sake of rebelling.” - Marlon Brando
“Looking at the photograph you get the feeling you are intruding in a way, that you are looking at something private, and that is exactly what I believe Avedon was attempting to do with this photo. He is taking you past the smiles and camera flashes into the personal lives and emotions of his subjects.”
Marlon Brando photographed by Richard Avedon, NYC, 1951.